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After upgrading to a newer version of Mac OS X (Yosemite 10.10 and El Capitan 10.11) or macOS (Sierra 10.12 and High Sierra 10.13), you may end up getting an annoying new pop-up message whenever you start your computer. It says, “To use the java command-line tool, you need to install a JDK.” It asks you to click “More Info” and visit the JDK (Java Developer Kit) download website.

Java SE Development Kit 8 Downloads. Thank you for downloading this release of the Java™ Platform, Standard Edition Development Kit (JDK™). The JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language. Java Development Kit for Mac includes a wide variety of tools for streamlined developing, debugging, testing, and monitoring of Java applications. The package contains more than 30 individual tools and services which can be used to control every aspect of Java application development, from concept to final phase and deployment to end users.

The reason you’re receiving this message is due to the removal of Java support in newer versions of OS X for security reasons. Older software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator requires legacy Java support. Without a compatible Java command-line tool for these software, you’ll get this pop-up every time you turn on your Mac computer.

When you visit the download website to update Java, you find that the issue isn’t resolved! You’re still getting the same pop-up. This isn’t a complicated issue to fix, but it is an indirect one. The problem is that you’re not being routed to the correct download website when you click “More Info.”

Apple could have remedied this issue by programming the “More Info” button to direct you to the right fix. Here are the steps you can take to finally rid yourself of this pop-up:

Fix Java Command-Line Tool Pop-Up on Mac OS X
  • Download Java for OS X 2017-001 aka Apple’s version of Legacy Java Command-line tool.
  • Mount the .dmg disk image file and install Java 6 runtime for OS X.
  • Restart your Mac and enjoy the absence of this Java command-line tool error pop-up!

This page describes how to install and uninstall JDK 8 for OS X computers.

This page has these topics:

See 'JDK 8 and JRE 8 Installation Start Here' for general information about installing JDK 8 and JRE 8.

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See 'OS X Platform Install FAQ' for general information about installing JDK 8 on OS X.

System Requirements

Observe the following requirements:

  • Any Intel-based computer running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later.

  • Administrator privileges.

Note that installing the JDK on OS X is performed on a system wide basis, for all users, and administrator privileges are required. You cannot install Java for a single user.

Installing the JDK also installs the JRE. The one exception is that the system will not replace the current JRE with a lower version. To install a lower version of the JRE, first uninstall the current version as described in 'Uninstalling the JRE'.

JDK Installation Instructions

When you install the Java Development Kit (JDK), the associated Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed at the same time. The JavaFX SDK and Runtime are also installed and integrated into the standard JDK directory structure.

Depending on your processor, the downloaded file has one of the following names:

  • jdk-8uversion-macosx-amd64.dmg

  • jdk-8uversion-macosx-x64.dmg

Where version is 6 or later.

  1. Download the file.

    Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement.

  2. From either the Downloads window of the browser, or from the file browser, double click the .dmg file to launch it.

    A Finder window appears containing an icon of an open box and the name of the .pkg file.

  3. Double click the package icon to launch the Install app.

    The Install app displays the Introduction window.


    Note:

    In some cases, a Destination Select window appears. This is a bug, as there is only one option available. If you see this window, select Install for all users of this computer to enable the Continue button.

  4. Click Continue.

    The Installation Type window appears.

  5. Click Install.

    A window appears that says 'Installer is trying to install new software. Type your password to allow this.'

  6. Enter the Administrator login and password and click Install Software.

    The software is installed and a confirmation window appears.

  7. Refer to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-for-mac-readme-1564562.html for more information about the installation.

  8. After the software is installed, delete the .dmg file if you want to save disk space.

Determining the Default Version of the JDK

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If you have not yet installed Apple's Java OS X 2012-006 update, then you are still using a version of Apple Java 6 that includes the plug-in and the Java Preferences app. See 'Note for Users of OS X that Include Apple Java 6 Plug-in'.

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There can be multiple JDKs installed on a system, as many as you wish.

When launching a Java application through the command line, the system uses the default JDK. It is possible for the version of the JRE to be different than the version of the JDK.

You can determine which version of the JDK is the default by typing java -version in a Terminal window. If the installed version is 8u6, you will see a string that includes the text 1.8.0_06. For example:

To run a different version of Java, either specify the full path, or use the java_home tool:

For more information, see the java_home(1) man page.

Uninstalling the JDK

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To uninstall the JDK, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo(8) tool.

For example, to uninstall 8u6:

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Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /usr/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time you perform an update of the OS.